4theRegion is an alliance of people, businesses and organisations across South West Wales, who love where we live and want our region to flourish.

We connect people, share good news and enable collaboration, through our forums, events, projects and comms, for a future that promotes the well-being of people and planet.

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Contractor appointed for new Kingsway scheme in Swansea

A contractor has been appointed to build a major new high-tech office development that will provide space for 600 jobs in Swansea city centre. Bouygues UK will start work this summer on construction...

Enterprise Club launched for people starting new businesses

Business Swansea, Swansea Council’s Business Support Service, is launching a new monthly Start-Up Enterprise Club for individuals starting a new business in Swansea. The first session, “Launch your...

Businesses encouraged to enhance staff’s digital skills with fully funded training

Gower College Swansea is encouraging businesses in Southwest Wales to enrol their staff onto fully funded digital training to ensure they have the skills to take advantage of the latest technologies...

Pioneering project aims to clear the air for local communities

Neath Port Talbot Council is to begin a pioneering air quality monitoring project aimed at providing accurate “real time” measurement of pollution so solutions for greener, healthier communities can...

Wales – Super Sized Solar!

Welsh community energy co-op is celebrating becoming the largest rooftop solar co-op in the UK during Community Energy Fortnight. Egni Co-op has installed 4.3MWp of solar capacity, the most of any...

The launch of Tencil – a new career guidance app for young people

The app has been launched by entrepreneur Joel Williams from Carmarthenshire. Government bodies in Wales, several Welsh MPs and corporates including a top-four accountancy firm and a bank are among...

University of Wales Trinity Saint David hosts virtual taster day

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is holding a virtual taster day for Sixth formers. Mared Anthony and Luned George, the University's Senior Engagement and Recruitment Officers will be...

A-grade success for energy-efficient Swansea Market

Swansea Market has secured the highest possible UK Government energy rating. Its grade A rating confirms that the city centre venue is amongst those buildings that have the lowest carbon dioxide...

Josef Herman Foundation Art Award winner 2021 announced

Owain Sparnon, a Fine Art student graduating at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has won the Josef Herman Foundation Art Award 2021. The annual award from the Josef Herman Foundation is...

Tribute to Peter Jones

It's with huge sadness that we say goodbye to our great supporter and friend, Peter Jones, who passed away last week. Peter was Chair of Swansea Bay Futures where Dawn and I met and was a great help...

There is great stuff happening across our region, but people don’t know what others are doing.  We champion the changemakers and share positive news, to connect likeminded people and great ideas. 

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OUR IMPACT AREAS

Buy Regional

If businesses and organisations in this region buy more from each other, we can keep more wealth here in South West Wales, develop our supply chain, and create more opportunities for people and local businesses.

Destination & Transport

Tourism is a key economic driver for the region.  An integrated, sustainable travel network is essential to prosperity and well-being.  We want to help partners collaborate better across the region to develop both.

Development & Investment

Regeneration is something we should all do together.  How can we ensure that major regional projects are designed and delivered in a way that provides economic and social benefits for the region over the long term?

Well-being Region

In a fast changing world, we think the well-being economy will be the battleground of the next 10 years, and successful places will be those that build prosperity by prioritising people, health, quality of life, the environment and equality.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability.

Creative Economy

The creative economy is everything that relates to human creativity and ideas, IP, knowledge and technology. How can we support more creativity and innovation across our economy?

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